Harbour Times – 21 February, 2014

Reclaiming land in central waters to build an artificial island could be critical to Hong Kong’s future development. But envisioning it as a third CBD, as proposed by the chief executive in his recent policy address, would be a huge waste of a golden opportunity to create a community of the future. As with most things in life, it all turns on planning.

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South China Morning Post (Online) 南華早報 (網上版) – 13 February, 2014

失落的拼圖:東大嶼山都會發展的交通基建

張量童認為如要發展東大嶼山都會,政府需要把它與中環、香港機場和深圳機場連繫起來,才能使之發展蓬勃、繁榮興旺。

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South China Morning Post 南華早報(A13) – 6 February, 2014

The missing links for East Lantau Metropolis

Francis Cheung says if East Lantau is to be developed, it needs two links to thrive – one joining it with Central, and the other linking the airports in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

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South China Morning Post (Online) 南華早報 (網上版) – 10 December, 2013

突破框框:關於香港房屋政策的兩個構想

房屋短缺是社會一直存在的老問題,衝破困局或需一些突破性的想法,不妨回顧歷史,可能會找到靈感泉源的所在。

兩個昔日的地政方案──換地權益書和填海建海中島,可為香港增加土地供應,為迎接未來大量落成的房屋作好準備。

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Hong Kong Economic Times 經濟日報 (A42) – 2 December, 2013

新換地制度 重建舊區增供應

政府對解決住屋問題的決心,在《長遠房屋策略諮詢文件》中可見一斑,可是當局或許仍欠缺一些大膽的思維和方法。其實,要增加房屋供應,除了積極發展新土地外,設法加快舊區重建亦是重要一環。

近期不少樓齡頗新的商住大樓,例如銅鑼灣的新寧廣場及其服務式住宅,以及鰂魚涌常盛大廈,都被業主發展商重建以換取更多發展空間和回報。

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South China Morning Post 南華早報(A15) – 28 November, 2013

Out of the past to solve Hong Kong’s present housing problem

Francis Neoton Cheung believes two ideas from our recent past could be adapted in today’s Hong Kong to free up or create land for liveable housing – land exchange and reclamation

Initial reactions to the government’s long-term housing strategy consultation document have tended to focus on its gaping hole – the availability of land needed to build the proposed 470,000 housing units over the next decade.

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Ming Pao Daily 明報 (A40) – 28 November, 2013

海中建地解住憂

香港居住地方求過於供,政府一直為發展住屋土地絞盡腦汁,可是各種方案都處處碰壁。新界西北發展被轟拆居民屋頂,涉足郊野公園則被怒斥思想生癌,在這片彈丸之地要找一塊寸金尺土實在困難重重,該如何發展新土地才是上策?

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Sing Tao Daily 星島日報 (A16) – 22 November, 2013

引入海外施工隊興建公屋

有見樓市供應不足以致樓價高企不下,政府在《長遠房屋策略諮詢文件》中,訂明未來十年供應四十七萬個公私營房屋單位以紓緩樓價。龐大的建屋需求,除了激起開發土地的爭議,亦面對着建築人手嚴重短缺的問題。現時一個公屋單位的建造價已躍升至港幣六十萬,當中人工成本佔總建築費用高達三成,令政府興建公營房屋的財政負擔日益加重。

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